Paranoid Android Returns With New AOSP-Based ROMs

After a lengthy hiatus after a lot of staff left, the all-new Paranoid Android team has returned with new AOSP-based ROMs for many popular devices.  This is the first release from the team since July of last year and the new builds are based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and are available on a wide range of devices.  For those who like clean, non-bloated versions of Android, Paranoid Android is one of the best at giving you that on your device.  The team has had a heavy focus on design and the UI and the new ROMs look very clean and minimalist.

Officially, the new build is supported on a good number of devices.  That list includes:

Android Marshmallow
Android Marshmallow
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7 2013
  • Nexus 9
  • OnePlus One
  • OnePlus 2
  • OnePlus X
  • Sony Z3 Compact
  • Sony Z2 Tab Wi-Fi
  • Sony Z3
  • Sony Z3 Tab Compact
  • Sony Z2

Other devices could well see support in the legacy area of the Paranoid Android website but, for now, that area is empty.  There is indication on when support for other devices will come and which devices will be supported.

Obviously to load the ROM you will have to have an unlocked phone with Root access.  If you are not familiar with how to install a ROM on your Android phone, here is a pretty good tutorial from the team over at Android Flagship.  Ultimately you take a risk in installing a custom ROM so be aware of what you are doing and if you aren’t comfortable with it, don’t do it!